Climate change argument 101 | The Jackal

6 Mar 2011

Climate change argument 101

Here's one of the better climate change arguments I've seen:

The science of Global Warming/Climate Change is settled except for the magnitude of the changes that are coming. What hasn’t been settled is how much more noise the Global Warming Deniers will make to promote their political tribalism.

The following organizations provide evidence that:

1) Global Warming / Climate Change is real.

2) Human activities are by far the largest causative agent.

3) Global Warming / Climate Change is a continuing, ongoing phenomenon.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Climatic Data Center

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

American Meteorological Society

National Center for Atmospheric Research

“How do we know Earth is warming now?”

Earth System Research Laboratory – Global Monitoring Division

“Climate Forcing”

Jet Propulsion Laboratory – California Institute of Technology

“Global Climate Change” “How do we know?”

American Association for the Advancement of Science

“The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now”

U. S. National Academy of Sciences

“Climate change is real”

National Science Foundation

“Global Warming Greatest in Past Decade”

U. S. Geological Survey

“Glacier and Landscape Change in Response to Changing Climate”

Time lapse video: “Glacier Erasure: South Cascade Glacier in a Changing Climate”

Geological Society of America

“The Geological Society of America (GSA) concurs . . . that global climate has warmed and that human activities (mainly greenhouse gas emissions) account for most of the warming since the middle 1900s.”

National Snow and Ice Data Center – Global Glacier Recession

“We live in a time of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations with an attendant warming of the climate.”

United Nations Environment Programme/World Glacier Monitoring Service

“Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures”

“There is mounting evidence that climate change is triggering a shrinking and thinning of many glaciers world-wide”

(Introduction and links to a 26 MB WGMS report)

The United States Energy Information Administration

“Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change, and Energy”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Report: Human activity fuels global warming”

Also: “The new projections are . . . the median surface warming in 2091 to 2100 is 5.1°C

California Institute of Technology

“How We Know Global Warming is Real”

“The science behind human-induced climate change”

Stanford University

“Global warming . . . is now well documented and accepted by scientists as fact.”

Atmospheric Sciences – University of Illinois – Champaign

“Evidence continues to mount that human activities are altering the Earth’s climate on a global scale.”

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

“Global Warming”

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California – San Diego)

The UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre

“Climate change – the big picture”

The UK’s Royal Society

“Climate change controversies: a simple guide”

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Based in Switzerland)

“Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report”

Japan Meteorological Agency

“Global Warming Projection Vol.7”

The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

“Our climate has changed substantially.” “Global climate change and global warming are real and observable.”

National Geographic Magazine

Scientific American Magazine